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Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC UK0.026 | Feb 2017

Well equipped: Stringent health and safety regulations have boosted industry demand

IBISWorld’s Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Arco Limited Arco Limited market share
Bunzl Plc Bunzl Plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£1bn
Annual Growth 12-17
2.3%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
4,219
Businesses
692
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Safety Equipment and Supplies Wholesaling industry has undergone a solid recovery over the past five years. Prior to the start of the period, poor economic conditions decimated investment in construction and manufacturing. Despite the essential nature of safety equipment in these markets, their declining activity levels caused revenue to fall, meaning that the period began from a low base. Demand for industry products has expanded as construction activity rebounded, buoyed by improving economic conditions and government schemes. Overall, industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the five years through 2016-17 .

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Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Safety Equipment and Supplies Wholesaling industry is estimated to have a moderate level of capital intensity. On average, industry operators spend £7.13 on labour for every £1.00 spent on capital. Wholesaling industries typically have low levels of capital expenditure. The key capital requirements for industry operators relate to the purchase of computers, warehousing equipment and delivery trucks. Wages are at a moderate level, although they are expected to fall marginally as a percentage of revenue in the coming years as firms increase the use of automated online booking systems and inventory management systems.

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What is the Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling Industry?

Companies in this industry wholesale safety equipment and supplies to businesses and consumers. Generally, these items are purchased in bulk for construction sites, factories and other places of work.

Industry Products
WorkwearProtective footwearPersonal protective equipmentHarnessesSafety signageGlovesFactory equipment
 
Industry Activities
workwearprotective footwearpersonal protective equipmentother safety equipment


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